Elizabeth Warren Planning Trip to Israel
The Boston Globe reports that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who is coyly denying the idea of a 2016 presidential run while making speeches to prospective supporters, is planning to travel to Israel. The Globe quoted a Warren aide saying Warren will be part of a congressional delegation to Israel that will likely happen after the midterm elections.
Warren won’t take a side in the Israel-Hamas war. In July, she dodged a question fired at her by a member of the Capitol City Project about her views on the war between Hamas and Israel. Instead of answering, she simply walked away.
Warren’s new book, A Fighting Chance, never mentions Israel and only discusses Afghanistan and Iraq in terms of young soldiers being seduced into financial scams.
Warren is in the non-interventionist mold of Barack Obama, having said at Georgetown University in February, “When military action is on the table, do we fully and honestly debate the risk that while our actions would wipe out existing terrorists or other threats, they also might produce new ones?” She added that she was gravely concerned about civilian casualties, referring to the U.S. response to 9/11 by saying, “The failure to make civilian casualties a full and robust part of our national conversation over the use of force is dangerous – dangerous because of the impression that it gives the world about our country and dangerous because of how it affects the decisions that we make as a country.”
Last week, she opined about intervention in Iraq, “I remain concerned about possible unintended consequences of intervention. We must not get bogged down in another war in the Middle East.”
In June 2013, Warren asserted, “I am deeply concerned that our aid might have unintended consequences. We need clear goals and a plan to achieve them or else the United States could get bogged down in another war in the Middle East.”